Keeping in touch with family and friends has become easier and faster — thanks to our Android smartphone. However, not all people who can contact us through our mobile phones are people that we love and cherish; some are spammers, annoying strangers, telemarketers, and other unwanted callers. You don’t need to suffer these unwanted calls. Block them!
Just follow below guide to learn how to block phone number on your Android phone.
Block phone number through contacts app
As a caveat, your specific dialer may look different or have some of the options placed elsewhere depending on which device you have. By and large, however, the process is pretty similar.
If it’s someone who called you recently, go to the dialer and then touch the three-dot menu button. Then touch Select.
Choose the offending caller and and then again touch the menu, this time choosing Add to Auto reject list. Now your phone should automatically block the number when they call again.
You can also block a caller by heading to the contacts app and making the same selection from the drop-down menu.
Here is another way to block phone number on Android Phone.
Blocking a number in Settings
Depending on what smartphone you have, you can block specific numbers via the Settings menu. Most phones don’t support internal blocking, however, if you own any recent Samsung smartphone (like the Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge+), you can head into Settings > Call > Call Rejection > Auto Reject List > Create to block specific numbers.
Alternatively, you can go into Settings > My Device > Blocking Mode > Disable Incoming Calls to block all incoming calls. Or there’s the easier method of simply turning Airplane Mode on.
Of course, you can also use a third-party app to block spam phone number on you Android smartphone.
Block Calls With a Third-Party App
If you actually want to block calls and this feature isn’t integrated into your phone. Many smartphones, oddly, do not support call blocking by way of the Settings menu. That said, there’s still hope for those of you needing to block a specific number by using a third-party application. It’d be nice if all manufacturers included support by way of an official method, but that’s not the case. you may want to try using a third-party app like Mr. Number. You can use apps like this one to automatically hang up on calls, effectively blocking them and preventing them from even getting to your voicemail.
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